Explore this educational blog section all about diamonds, engagement rings, precious metals and jewellery production.  

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Engagement rings are a gift that a partner gives to their prospective spouse which  symbolises that the person wearing it is engaged to be married. In Western countries, these rings are generally worn by women and they will often feature diamonds or gemstones as a decorative feature.

Diamond cutting is the term used to refer to the practice of changing a diamond from a rough stone to a faceted gemstone - a 'Polished Diamond'.

With the excitement that accompanies the process of choosing an engagement ring, many overlook the later task of choosing a wedding band that compliments it and forms the perfect set. Having a completed set that not only sits flush but has a beautiful, complimenting design is important to us. 

Polished Diamonds offer the Worlds best GIA certified Diamonds, we are award winning Jewellers of Distinction for Diamond Rings, Engagement Rings and Wedding Rings.

Emerald engagement ring

Perhaps a diamond ring isn't for everyone, here at Polished Diamonds we want to help you create a unique ring that is perfectly suited for you. The Emerald gemstone is one of the four most recognized gemstones along with ruby, sapphire and diamonds. 

celebrity rings

Wanting some inspiration for your engagement rings? Check out some of these celebrity rings, they're incredible!

Rose gold is one the gold rings available and is less common than white and yellow.

Diamonds are the hardest natural substance on Earth yet the oil from the touch of a human finger can cause dirt to collect and make this nearly indestructible gemstone quickly lose its sparkling appeal. Here are some tips on how to keep your diamond ring sparkling.

As we custom design all our jewellery you can have a really unique ring and get it exactly how you imagined it.

Polished Diamonds manufacture every custom made diamond ring to suit each unique client so any design is possible. We have access to the Worlds best diamond stock so any diamond can be used in your chosen design. So how does it all work?

Here at Polished Diamonds we can offer you every ring style imaginable, from the traditional solitaire to the bolder halo, we have the perfect engagement ring for her lifestyle and your budget.

As Jewellers of Distinction, Polished Diamonds can create any ring design to suit your dreams, budgets and expectations.  So how does it all work and where do I start?

There are a wide range of precious metals available for you to construct a diamond ring. The most popular metals are the ones that are very white or yellow in colour.

diamond colour

Diamonds come in a variety of colours and the most popular for jewellery are the white series of diamonds.

Natural pink diamonds aren’t very common they only account for about 1% of the total production of diamonds in the world. 

Polished Diamonds provides an interactive tool to help select your diamond and compare the vital factors of price, colour, carat and clarity. The cut quality is also an important factor in deciding which diamond would best suit you.

Here at Polished Diamonds we sell only conflict free and ethically mined diamonds that respect nature and the environment. The Diamonds we sell originate from Kimberley Certified and United Nations sanctioned countries only. 

The 5 C’s in the diamond grading process relate to Carat, Cut, Colour, Clarity and Certification.  In this educational blog article we discuss these diamond characteristics.

We have gathered colours from global trends, textures, décor and themes.

Feeling overwhelmed about planning your wedding? This infographic can help you with every stage, from setting a budget to getting your nails done.

Engagement Proposal

Is she a laid back type of woman, or is she the centre of attention when you go to parties? A woman’s personality should always be factored into a marriage proposal.

Black is the new black. It’s what the coolest people wear, from Darthvader and Batman to Ninjas and now you. Zirconium is a natural element found in our earth, mostly in Australia and South Africa and it’s natural color is actually a grayish silvery white. Zirconium has a super high resistance to corrosion.

In the midst of all the preparation for your wedding you might push finding a wedding ring to the bottom of your to do list, but it’s something you will be wearing for years to come so it’s important to get it just right.

Cameo Jewellery

The earliest widespread use of shells for cameo carving was during the Renassiance, in the 15th and 16th centuries. Antique cameos are recognised by their common attributes - a woman's profile carved out of a white shell placed against a coral background. Although this is now the standard design for vintage cameos, it certainly is not the only!

Your guide to buying diamond engagement rings and jewellery in Christchurch, New Zealand

A diamond bracelet is a tangible touch of beauty.  Placed on the wrist of a woman it flows with every movement of the arm, adding fascinating sparkle in motion.

Custom made ring

We can custom design any ring for any occasion just like these rings for the Euro 2016 championship.

Sapphire is a beautiful gemstone that is suitable for all types of jewllery. It comes in a large selection of colours which make it versatile and easily able to compliment many other gemstones. Here we inform you of a few different colour varieties available.

Gemstones

Have you ever thought about how gemstones are actually formed? I hadn’t. I’d never really given it much thought. I just oohed and ahhed over the amazing colours and gorgeous jewellery that I’d seen in magazines, boutiques and on celebrities.

Found in just one place on earth, tanzanite is a relatively recent discovery and this blue variety of zoisite was named after Tanzania, the country where it was found, and can only be found.

Emerald

The glorious green colour of Emerald has made the stone highly prized for many thousands of years. Believed to protect the wearer from misfortune, it has a mystical quality that soothes and promotes tranquillity.

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that exists in only one colour, a distinctive lime green.

Ruby

Rubies are always fashionable and complement virtually everyone who wears them. In addition to being the official birthstone for July and the traditional gift for 40th wedding anniversaries, the ruby frequently is given in celebration of the birth of a daughter.

Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and unlike other gemstones require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty.